Lisa Marie Fernandez
A well-known stylist, Lisa Marie Fernandez, who founded her eponymous brand in New York more than a decade ago, needs no introduction. Although her neoprene range featuring zippers has become her trademark, this season she’s introduced pieces in faded and indigo denim for an unexpectedly preppy twist. Available at Lane Crawford.
As a former ballet dancer and surfer, Polish-born designer Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves knows a thing or two about fit and comfort. Her line Marysia offers well-cut bikinis and maillots that avoid prints and instead focus on striking silhouettes and special details such as scalloped edges, which have become a signature. Available at Lane Crawford.
She Made Me
Handmade by Indonesian artisans, the crochet bikinis and one-piece bathing suits from Australian label She Made Me come in limited numbers and are often embellished with shells and silver pieces. Chloe Dunlop, the brand’s founder,worked as a buyer before establishing the boho-chic line. Available on matchesfashion.com.
London-based Orlebar Brown is the go-to label for tailored men’s swim shorts that fit like a glove, but the label also offers a range of women’s items such as one-pieces printed with Slim Aarons’ pool photos (which also appear on the men’s line), rash guards and colourful towelling shorts.
Solid & Striped
The New York-based label Solid & Striped, which boasts collaborations with cool girls-about-town such as Hilary Rhoda and Poppy Delevingne, is known for its classic and functional swimsuits that, as the name suggests, come in plain colours or bold patterns such as vertical stripes and gingham checks. Available on Net-a-Porter.com.